UBTH hosts her 1st Advanced Urology Laparoscopic Workshop

Advancing Urological Care: University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) held her 1st Advanced Urology Laparoscopic Workshop

UBTH hosts her 1st Advanced Urology Laparoscopic Workshop

In a significant stride towards advancing healthcare services and enhancing medical knowledge, the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) hosted the 1st Advanced Urology Laparoscopy Workshop from September 11th to 15th, 2023, Myschoolnews report.

This event marked a historic milestone, being the first of its kind held in a public hospital in the country.

It was made possible through the collaboration of two distinguished facilitators: Dr. Thwaini Ali, FRCS (Urol) FEBU, a Consultant Urologist from Mediclinic Hospital, UAE, and Dr. Zeeshan Aslam, FRCS (Urol) FEBU, a Consultant Urologist from Victoria Hospital NHS, Fife, UK and UBTH's Urology Unit, led by Dr. Sam Osaghae, FMCS, FWACS, FEBU, FRCS (Urology)

The workshop was comprehensive, featuring seven laparoscopic surgeries, including three laparoscopic nephrectomies, 3 laparoscopic pyeloplasties, and one laparoscopic de-roofing of renal cysts.

Remarkably, these surgeries were carried out by the local team, with valuable guidance from the visiting facilitators. 

Additionally, the workshop included seminars covering various aspects of laparoscopy, such as suturing, pyeloplasty, nephrectomy, hand-eye coordination, and ergonomics. Practical sessions on laparoscopy simulation were also part of the workshop.

The impact of this workshop was profound. Participants gained proficiency in crucial areas, including proper port placements, fundamental dissection techniques, ergonomics, hand-eye coordination, renal hilum dissection, vascular ligation, and cosmetic wound closure. Equally significant was the excellent patient outcomes, with a 100% success and all laparoscopic procedure patients experiencing shorter hospital stays compared to traditional open surgery.

This workshop aligns with UBTH's commitment to advancing medical knowledge and improving patient care. It is in harmony with the hospital's strategic plan, particularly the fourth priority area emphasizing the pursuit of advanced specialist services. 

UBTH's Urology team is commended for their dedication to these initiatives, benefiting both patients and the nation.